Reading goalkeeper Vito Mannone has taken to Twitter to dispel rumours of a serious injury, and claimed that he hoped to be fit to face league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers following the international break.
The former Arsenal and Sunderland shot-stopper picked up a minor knock in the Royals 4-2 win over Derby County at Pride Park, but was fit enough to see out the 90 minutes.
The Italian joined Jaap Stam’s side in the summer following a four-year spell on Wearside, and has appeared in all of Reading’s Championship fixtures this season.
Stam’s side have struggled this term having missed out on a place in the Premier League following a devastating penalty shoot-out loss to Huddersfield Town in the playoff final, but fans will hope Saturday’s win will be the impetus the side need to progress upon their return from the international break.
Reading fans took to Twitter to respond to Mannone’s defiant message, with many expressing their relief that his injury is nothing to be concerned about…
Very happy to hear it is a minor problem, would not want to lose such a key player as you.
— Peter martire (@RFCmartire) November 10, 2017
Good news Vito. Thanks for reassuring us!
— Richard (Dougal) (@F8RDR) November 9, 2017
Glad to hear the news from you Vito hope everything goes well for you and hope to see you playing at our next game x
— Kim Butcher (@KimButcher11) November 9, 2017
That's great to hear. In great form this season.
— Matthew Turner (@jacobitematt) November 9, 2017
???????????????? Best news I’ve heard all day.⚽️⚽️????????
— fozziebear17 (@Fozziebear17) November 9, 2017
You know how to cheer a man up Vito, good man! ????⚪️????⚪️????
— Andy RFC ???? (@RoyalBearC) November 9, 2017
Glad to hear it! Have been on edge all day fearing club would confirm. See you back at the Mad Stad soon.
— Alison Billing (@alison_billing) November 9, 2017